It’s that time of year again, everybody is getting in the mood to go watch old movies. If you are like me you can’t wait to share your collection of favorite movies with your friends. As you know, not everyone likes the same movies. I like action and thrillers, and usually the movies have to be pretty good in order to hold my interest. My collection of old movies is growing every year. The thrill of getting all the best films at a fraction of the cost is too hard to pass up.
My latest favorites are “Peepers” and “X Files.” Both of these old movies are very well done, and they have an excellent plotline. A young couple on a romantic vacation are suddenly having strange encounters with a dangerous group of men who have taken over the island. They soon find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place as the evil pharmaceutical executives try to get a hold of them. A wonderful, suspenseful movie.
Another fantastic comedy that I had in theaters recently was “Peepers.” This is about three teenage boys that live on a resort and must hide out from their parents so they can have fun on the slopes. When their father (the resort manager) finds out about their activities he goes mad. He banishes them to the woods to live there with no cell phones or running water. “Peepers” is probably the best old film starring Billy Crystal.
Recently I had the pleasure of watching “Good Dressed Man” which is based on the life of an aging millionaire who tries to balance his family life with his career. Tom Hanks plays a man whose passion for billiards and baseball trumps everything else in his life. He falls in love with a beautiful woman played by Cybill Shepherd and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Unfortunately he cannot have the happiness he desires and must pretend to be happy living out of his home on a resort.
The old westerns are my personal favorite when it comes to movies. The colorful, fast paced, good guys vs bad guys stuff always makes for a great movie. “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” is a classic and quite possibly the best of the bunch. It’s about the legendary treasure hunt. John Wayne stars as John Colson, the honest, hardworking hero who becomes the chief protector of the territory. It’s a tough film that shows the great American spirit at its best.
My all time favorite are the old westerns. It’s not the same if you go to the movies today than it was fifty years ago. I enjoy getting all of the old movies. I have a few on tape and always save them. There’s just something about an old western that makes me happy. Maybe it’s just the way people used to act back then.